Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program
The Commonwealth Government, through the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) Program, has allocated funding to each jurisdiction for the development of tourism infrastructure. The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is responsible for the administration of Victoria's allocation.
The TDDI Program provides funding for the development of tourism infrastructure or enabling work. The Program provides funding on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis, to support projects that contribute to achieving the Commonwealth’s Tourism 2020 objectives. In-kind support is not considered as matching funds.
Funding from the TDDI Program will generally be limited to $250,000 to $750,000, with at least equal funding from another source, excluding other Commonwealth Government funding. Projects of greater or lesser value will be considered subject to merit.
Successful projects must be completed by the end of the 2017-18 financial year.
Funded projects should create and encourage visitation to a destination and to assist the tourism industry in meeting the Commonwealth’s Tourism 2020 objectives and the Victorian Visitor Economy Strategy targets. Projects that demonstrate a collaborative approach across a region or the State, are strongly encouraged. Eligible projects, and examples for each, include:
- Environmental: the development or enhancement of natural assets such as protected and recreational areas, public spaces such as beaches and parks and walking trails;
- Built: such as mixed-use facilities, convention facilities, cultural institutions, entertainment and sporting facilities, city/town precincts and tourist attractions;
- Transport: such as roads, rail networks, ports and airports; and
- Enabling: such as tourism networks, plans and feasibility studies and programs to improve industry capability and capacity (e.g. destination management planning, business planning, workforce development, cultural awareness, digital product development).
The TDDI Program funding is available to tourism related businesses or investors, Local Governments, tourism associations and State Government bodies.
Interested parties should apply via the Business Victoria website.
Applications are open until 11 November 2016.
Further information is available in the TDDI Program Application Guidelines, by contacting the Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch, DEDJTR, on (03) 9653 9772 or via email TDDI@tourism.vic.gov.au.